One of the main questions regarding the refugee influx in Germany raised by the German public is their integration into German society. Germans fear that the large number of refugees might cause ghettoization of large parts of the refugees and are therefore asking for obligatory courses for the refugees to learn the German language and to get to know and to accept the German way of life, meaning that they accept the German constitution, gender equality, etc. Bavaria’s ruling party, the CSU, demands obligatory German language and integration courses for all asylum-seekers in Germany.
Close to 200,000 children entered the German school system during the current year, a total of 325,000 children in school-age came to the country, and 8,264 “special classes” were formed at German schools, according to Die Welt. Some 20,000 new teachers are needed in German schools. 8,500 teachers have already been newly employed since the beginning of the refugee crisis.
In an interview with Die Welt Germany's education authority’s Brunhild Kurth said: "Schools and education administrations have never been confronted with such a challenge. We have to accept that this exceptional situation will become the norm for a long time to come."